2018 Ferrari Carano Zinfandel, Dry Creek Valley
With rich layers of fruit, this wine has appealing aromas of black pepper, leather, dried cherry, cinnamon and English toffee that give way to full, concentrated flavors of raspberry preserves and acai with a hint of Earl Grey tea lingering on the finish.
Food Pairing Notes
Our Zinfandel is a food-friendly wine that pairs perfectly with meat dishes like slow-roasted pork, grilled lamb chops, duck, beef sirloin burgers, chili, pizzas and spicy sausage. Cheese, such as Gruyere, extra sharp Cheddar or Roquefort, as well as decadent chocolate desserts are delicious with our Zinfandel.
Dry Creek Valley
34% new French and Eastern European oak, 66% older oak. This wine is primarily composed of Zinfandel blended with a small amount of Petite Sirah. Upon entering the winery, the hand-harvested grapes are destemmed to stainless steel tanks for three days of cold soaking. The grapes are then inoculated with yeast and the tanks are pumped over, one to two times daily, for the duration of primary fermentation. Individual lots are drained and pressed to French oak barrels for malolactic fermentation and cave aged for 16 months. Lots are kept separate until blending and bottling.
The grapes for this small-lot ZInfandel come from our Estate Vineyard in Dry Creek Valley.